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Coevolution of Life on HostsIntegrating Ecology and History$
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Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226302133

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.001.0001

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Introduction to coevolution

Introduction to coevolution

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction to coevolution
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Coevolution of Life on Hosts
Author(s):

Dale H. Clayton

Sarah E. Bush

Kevin P. Johnson

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.003.0001

This chapter provides an overview of basic principles of coevolutionary biology, including both microevolutionary (ecological) and macroevolutionary (historical) approaches and their integration. It defines the main terminology used in coevolutionary biology. It discusses the relationship between coadaptation, codiversification, and coevolution. The chapter considers the relationship of reciprocal phenotypic selection to coadaptive responses of heritable traits. It introduces the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution and considers the central roles of dispersal and population structure, as well as GxGxE interactions. Chapter 1 briefly reviews the fossil evidence for coevolution. It introduces co-phylogenetic approaches and the cospeciation - host-switching continuum. The chapter concludes by considering why permanent parasites are unusually tractable model systems for studies of coevolution, and by introducing the concept of “ecological replicates.”

Keywords:   coadaptation, co-diversification, co-evolution, geographic mosaic, reciprocal selection, heritability

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